Riccardo I, ré d'Inghilterra, HWV 23 (Handel, George Frideric)

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Georg Friedrich Händels Werke. Band 74
Leipzig: Deutsche Händelgesellschaft, 1877. Plate H.W. 74.


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Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1729-35).


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Schrank II collection
RISM 212001314
Contains movements of unknown composers


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Work Title Riccardo Primo, re d'Inghilterra
Alternative Title
Composer Handel, George Frideric
Opus/Catalogue Number HWV 23
Movements/Sections 3 Acts
Year/Date of Composition 1727 (May 16)
First Performance 1727-11-11 in London: King's Theatre in the Haymarket
Riccardo I: Francesco Bernardi, called "Senesino" (alto-castrato)
Costanza: Francesca Cuzzoni (soprano)
Pulcheria: Faustina Bordoni (soprano)
Oronte: Antonio Baldi (alto-castrato)
Berardo: Giovanni Battista Palmerini (bass)
Isacio: Giuseppe Maria Boschi (bass)
Librettist Paolo Antonio Rolli, after Francesco Briani, 1710
Language Italian
Composer Time Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices, orchestra
Cast (2 sopranos, 2 altos, 2 basses)
Riccardo I (alto-castrato)
Costanza (soprano)
Pulcheria (soprano)
Oronte (alto-castrato)
Berardo (bass)
Isacio (bass)
recorder, flute, bass flute or 2 chalumeaux, 2 oboes, bassoon
2 horns, 3 trumpets, timpani, strings, continuo (cello, lute, harpsichord)
External Links Wikipedia article
Libretto (Italian)

Misc. Comments

  • Originally, the part of the Bohemian prince Corrado (an ally of Richard I) was slated for the contralto Anna Dotti. However, due to a postponement of the opera until the next season, the role of Corrado had to be removed as Dotti was no longer a member of the opera company.
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